Pakistan Army News: Jan.-Dec.2013

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I reckon: its more to do with the Politicians feeling safe as long as Kyani is around. Since he has not rattled the demoCrazy so far and shows no sign of doing so. In last 5-6 years this country has seen the worst and in all likeliness its going to get even more bad. Any new COAS might not have the patience to see the country slip away into further chaos.

 

Also to note is that, like the rest of the Nation: Army, Navy, Airforce now is also OPENLY involved in corruption and loot.

Any evidence of the corruption claim or are we to take your word for it? Don't get me wrong, they are, after-all, from the mass which forms the country, and therefore corruption will happen, but such wide ranging statements need to be supported with evidence.

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@ndad It a common knowledge actually, if your working in the defense related industry.  e.g. in the recent ATR procurement by Navy $1Million was requested and given to the concerned authorities .. so is the case of every other major procurement .. check with any contacts in DGP or DGMP ..

Don't wish to detail the thread too much, but I don't have any contacts in the military or related areas. I could make some up, but that wouldn't get me far. You've clearly provided all the evidence needed of inherent corruption in the forces!!!!

ndad

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No PR182/2013-ISPR Dated: November 10, 2013

Rawalpindi - November 10, 2013: 

A spokesman of ISPR strongly condemned the irresponsible and misleading remarks by Syed Munawar Hassan in a TV programme, declaring the dead terrorists as shaheeds while insulting the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan's armed forces. Syed Munawar Hassan has tried to invent a logic based on his political convenience. Strong condemnation of his views from an overwhelming majority leaves no doubt in any one's mind that all of us are very clear on what the state of Pakistan is and who are its enemies.

Sacrifices of our shuhada and their families need no endorsement from Syed Munawar Hassan and such misguided and self-serving statements deserve no comments. However, coming from Ameer of the Jamat-e-Islami, a party founded by Maulana Maududi, who is respected and revered for his services to Islam is both painful and unfortunate.

The people of Pakistan, whose loved ones laid down their life while fighting the terrorist, and families of shuhada of armed forces demand an unconditional apology from Syed Munawar Hassan for hurting their feelings. It is also expected that Jamat-e-Islami should clearly state its party position on the subject.

 

http://www.ispr.gov.pk/front/main.asp?o=t-press_release&latest=1

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Pakistan Army renovate 165-year-old St Mary’s Cathedral
Published: December 9, 2013
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Saint Mary's Cathedral - newly renovated. PHOTO: EXPRESS

MULTAN: Multan’s historical monument, the 165-year-old Saint Mary’s Cathedral was renovated by the Pakistan Army in collaboration with the civil society of Multan.

The cathedral’s doors were thrown open to the public after massive renovation and repair work, which was inaugurated by Corps Commander Multan, Lieutenant General Abid Parvez.

The renovation cost more than five million rupees, which was contributed by the cantonment board Multan, civil society and from different sects.

Station Commander Brigadier Taufeeq Tahir said the cathedral was constructed in 1848, but had fallen into ruin and disrepair.

“We welcomed the renovation request of our honourable Christian community. It was not only renovated but completely rehabilitated, and members of all communities and sects are welcome here without any religious or social discrimination,” he said.

Bishop Leo Paul, who spoke on the behalf of the Christian community, paid special thanks to the Pakistan Army and civil society of multan. Addressing the ceremony, he discussed the problems of the church with Lieutenant General Abid Parvez and asked for a clean-up of encroachments and illegal buildings from the cathedral’s surroundings. He also requested for the construction of a school for the Christian community near the church.

Lieutenant General Abid Parvez appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Army team. Addressing the ceremony, he said the army would like to continue working to protect Pakistan’s assets and historical monuments.

 

http://tribune.com.pk/story/643220/pakistan-army-renovate-165-year-old-st-marys-cathedral/

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Army chief attends passing out parade of Baloch recruits
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General Raheel Sharif. — File photo
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2013-12-12 14:00:29
 
 
QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Quetta to attend the passing out parade ceremony of 1,800 recruits from Balochistan and said on Thursday that 20,000 Baloch youths became part of armed forces during the past few years.
 
Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Malik Baloch, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua and other civil and military officers also participated in the ceremony held at Quetta Garrison.
 
In his speech Army Chief General Raheel Sharif said that the number of officers and soldiers recruited from Balochistan had increased recently.
 
He said the development of Pakistan was linked with Balochistan.
 
"I am proud and honored to be here", the Army Chief said adding that Balochistan was enriched with mineral and natural resources and its people were talented.
 
General Raheel Sharif said armed forced played an important role in relief activities in earthquake affected Awaran district.
 
He also praised the army's role in ensuring peace during recently held local bodies elections in the province. "I hope the new recruits would play their role in stability of the country and face challenges", he said.
 
Addressing the passing out parade, the Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Malik Baloch underlined the need for maximum recruitment of Baloch youths to bring an end to prevailing sense of deprivation among the people.
 
He said that the province was undergoing a difficult situation and it was the responsibility of people from all walks of life to play their due role in restoration of peace.
 
The Chief Minister reiterated that his government was ready to hold talks with all groups to find an amicable solution to issues relating to the the militancy-hit province.
 

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The Southern command has been in existence for some time.  The previous CJCSC, Gen Wynne was also Comd, Southern Command.  Its the relatively easier of the regional commands to formulate as the PA has mapped its area of responsibility roughly to what the PAF has for its Southern Air Command.  Funding etc. was being worked out for other regional commands.

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